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Sounds Like: Dan Fogelberg, Steven Stills, Kenny Loggins, James Taylor, Jim Messina
Label: Midnight Rule Records
Manager: Bill Abernathy
Bio: It's been an interesting ride. I started playing music when I was only 6, and started writing music in my early teens. I played all through the school years, but then stopped playing while getting married, building a business career, and raising my children. My kids were both athletes, so my wife...See Full Bio
“Bill Abernathy, 56, has been writing songs and playing guitar for most of his life, though it’s rarely been his focus. Today, with two grown children and a well-established career as a logistics expert for a large multi-national company, Abernathy has reached the top of Reverbnation’s Americana chart with his very first album, Changes. “I always thought I was born out of time from a musical standpoint,” he says, adding that from about 1972, his main influence has been Dan Fogelberg. “I started listening to Fogelberg when I was about 13 years old when he came out with his first album, Home Free. While everyone else was listening to Reo Speedwagon and disco, I was listening to Folgelberg, Loggins and Messina, Stephen Stills, Paul Simon, and John Denver.” Though being recognized as a musician has been a fun experience for Abernathy, he says the real rewards of making music are more personal. “It helps you understand who you are,” he says. “I think the benefit is to find ”